maanantai 31. maaliskuuta 2014

Springtime delights


Always a delight to dine in Mümling-Grumbach!
Perfect setting, Jars & Jaquard Francais, 
such French delights!

Find out more about these adorable textiles:

For ceramics click here:

What a delighted host we had,
I think she liked our delayed b-day present:
French Champagne!

Delightful bubbles!

This delightful spring has been warm,
flowers start their delightful blooming.

From Rewe, delightful shopping.

Did I really plant these delightful things last autumn?

Anemone all alone, but still a delight.

One more delight!

It was Sunday afternoon with these delightful degrees!

This is how we start biking season!

Finnisch für Anfänger:

IHASTUTTAVA = delightful / reizend

lauantai 29. maaliskuuta 2014

Culinary guests

First of all,
everybody loves that Lapland hat!

Singer-Tuija doing some Lapland JOIKU in Ostend!

A joik (also spelled yoik), luohti, vuolle, leu'dd, or juoiggus 
is a traditional Sami form of song.

Tuija prepared fantastic dinner for us,
this was the starter salad with feta cheese.

Main course kind of Italian, very tasty indeed.
NO onions, garlic, fish … perfect!
Thank you sooooo much!

Girls nite's main course: chicken.
Thanks Eija again for great cooking!

Fotos from holidays: Traumschiff & Rajasthan.
And Tuija's pannacotta!

The Indian akrabadabra elephant did not get tired.
650 pics as dia show was not easy for everybody!

Deutsche Börse.
Yes, they open their doors every now and then for visitors,
we checked the exhibition of domes photos.

keskiviikko 26. maaliskuuta 2014

Cruising to Oslo

We did this cruise from Kiel (Germany) to Oslo (Norway).

Kiel, on a rainy day even more unattractive.

Let's head to the North.

The interior of this vessel was quite … impressive.

It is easy to forget that you are on a boat.

12 restaurants and bars
3-5 star cabins
Fitness room and SPA
Free musical shows

Kitsch? Yes, a bit.

Approaching Oslo.

Stones and birds.

The rain stopped for a while.

Big boat indeed.

Electric cars had all similar number plates with EL.

Names to remember in Oslo.

Henrik Johan Ibsen was a major 19th-century 
Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. 
He is often referred to as "the father of realism" 
and is one of the founders of Modernism in theatre. (Wikip)

Here the other one: Alfred Nobel 

The Nobel Prize is a set of annual international awards 
bestowed in a number of categories by Swedish and Norwegian committees 
in recognition of cultural and/or scientific advances. 
The Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo, Norway, 
while the other prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden. (Wikip)

The view from the Royal Palace over the city.

The view towards the Royal Palace from the city.

The Royal Palace is situated on a rise, the Bellevue, 
at one end of Oslo’s main thoroughfare, Karl Johans gate. 
The Royal Palace is one of the country’s most important buildings, 
and a concrete symbol of the course of Norwegian history since 1814.

Absolutely worth visiting: the Opera House.

Amazing architecture.
Must be a stunning location in summer.
In the rain we just did a quick walk around.

Cool location for dinner parties.
Similar setting like in Lahti,
where you also sit at the waterside in the Sibelius Concert House.
See my posting of 19.9.2013.

The old town we had to run through ...

… our boat was waiting. Had only three hours time in Oslo.

Bye-bye Oslo!
We'll give you a couple of years to get ready,
the new harbor area is still been built.
And most probably it's nice to visit in the summer time.

Surprisingly many summer houses 
are built very close to each other.

Quite nice houses but again, very close to each other.

These quick cruises take place every day, two boats
carrying party people both directions.
Party people?
This concept I know already from the boats
cruising between Finland and Sweden:
get on board drunk, drink more cheap beer, dance,
have an inexpensive beer for breakfast and 
finally buy a 24 can box duty free beer with you.

On arrival the cleaning crews are let in first,
only after all the vacuum cleaners have boarded
the passengers can get out.

Why did we go?
My hubby had some work on board,
kind of investment seminar.
Admitted, not only boozing people on board!

tiistai 25. maaliskuuta 2014

Bluish spring

Time for some boring garden pics.

With tulips I'm never lucky.
They always look cool in the package pic,
but in my kind of windy garden the just look ugly.

These small guys are much easier.

Hyacinths … na ja … maybe they need fertilizer or something.

These light blue ones came out nicely.

Should get more of these.

Next posting will show you Oslo,
as seen last weekend!

sunnuntai 23. maaliskuuta 2014

Film City Frankfurt


Yes, spring time is here.
Our neigbour's magnolias. Again and again an again.

Once in a life time: movie making in Frankfurt.
Yes, I was there, too!
From early morning until late afternoon,
most of the time waiting, waiting, waiting,
and a few times walking across the scene
in front of the B&G department store.
Well, they really did a good job at the Alte Oper,
it all looked like a real store with Christmas decoration!

Komparse with the star!

In "Alles ist Liebe" stehen 
Nora Tschirner, Tom Beck, Heike Makatsch, 
(seen at set)
Wotan Wilke Möhring, Fahri Yardim, 
Christian Ulmen und Elmar Wepper vor der Kamera. 
Regie führt Markus Goller.

We, "Komparsen" are not allowed to take pics on set.
But somehow … I had to try …

Waiting waiting waiting …
the wind is blowing, or the the sun is suddenly shining,
or the camera position has to be changed.
Despite waiting, it is interesting to see how a movie is done.

Then on Thursday night they continued the filming on OUR bridge!

For a Christmas fairy tale you, of course, need some snow!
Hello, it was the warmest spring day in March.

Another "nothing's going on" scene. 

 And then again some rain or snow.
COuld not follow much later than until midnight.

Had a VIP visitor from Helsinki:
Iia of Rosebud book shop etc.
This time she was in Frankfurt in kind of film business.
Checking locations fro Sodis people,
there is going to be a lot of Finnish movie related action
later in the summer and, of course, in October.
Stay tuned!

 Okay, the Sudfass corner looks pretty naked from outside,
now they are getting rid of the furniture.